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The Moonlight Ride One Month Away: Register Now! [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are getting excited and geared up for the first-ever Moonlight Ride!  It's the City of Owensboro's brand new St. Jude fundraising event that involves a 12-mile bicycle ride around the city and a huge three-hour pre-party with line dancing, Zumba and more.  Check out the official trailer and get more info here at WBKR.com.

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Owensboro Health Is Convention Center Sponsor

At a news conference this morning Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne and Dean Dennis, general manager and vice president of Global Spectrum, managers of the new Convention Center announced a sponsorship for the facility.

Owensboro Health is the “Official Health Sponsor” of the Owensboro Convention Center.

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Friday After 5, via Facebook
Friday After 5, via Facebook
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Friday After 5 Kicks Off This Week!

Friday After 5 is one of my favorite things about summers in Owensboro. I love going down to the riverfront and enjoying all of the fun activities they have. FA5 is fun for your whole family and the fun begins THIS Friday, May 16th!

Check out the musical line-up for this week!

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Flags For Sale for Kiwanis Club Walk of Honor

If you drove by the Daviess County Courthouse last summer, you'll likely recall seeing the front lawn decorated with dozens and dozens of American flags.  This year, the Walk of Honor returns and the Kiwanis Club of Owensboro is giving YOU the chance to honor someone special in your life with a flag featured along the Walk.

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Hope for Harlie, via Facebook
Hope for Harlie, via Facebook
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Hope For Harlie Motorsports Fest TONIGHT!

Have plans for tonight? Well, if so, cancel them! If not, I've just made you some! There is a big event tonight to support Harlie Bryant at Maloney's in Owensboro and YOU need to be there!

Here are the details...

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The storm blew the roof off of Flair Molded Plastics (Photo by Johnny Kincaid)
The storm blew the roof off of Flair Molded Plastics (Photo by Johnny Kincaid)
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Boonville Declares a State of Emergency – Area Residents are Cleaning Up After Storms

The city of Boonville is under a state of emergency for the next 8 hours. Travel in Boonville should be limited to essential travel only. Officials are calling the damage in Boonville "massive" and many streets are unsafe to travel

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International Bar-B-Q Festival: The Red Velvet Funnel Cake [Video]

It didn't take long for Jaclyn and I to find the most popular item at this year's International Bar-B-Q Festival in downtown Owensboro.  As soon as we started our broadcast yesterday, word was already spreading around the streets about the Red Velvet Funnel Cake.  Naturally, Jaclyn and I reacted like bloodhounds and immediately sniffed it out.  WATCH!

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The Polar Bear Plunge Will Have a New Location in 2015

After years at The Hines Center in Philpot, Owensboro's Polar Bear Plunge is moving to a new location.  And, there are some other BIG changes in store for the 2015 event.  Wanna know where the Plunge is headed and an exciting new fundraiser being cooked up?

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OPD Makes Arrest In Operation Broken Heart: National Task Force Effort

Via the Owensboro Police Department:

Owensboro Police Department detective makes arrest in connection with Operation Broken Heart.

Operation Broken Heart is a nationwide effort taking place during the month of May to crack down on child pornography and other sex crimes. There are 61 national task forces that comprise this effort. The Owensboro Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigations are conducted in cooperation with the Kentucky State Police task force.

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Franklin Lugenbeel, ThinkStock
Franklin Lugenbeel, ThinkStock
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Fourth Street Baptist Hosing A 3 on 3 Basketball Jamboree

The Fourth Street Baptist Church of Owensboro is hosting a Boys2Men 3 on 3 basketball jamboree. The event will take place Saturday, June 7th at the church. The tournament is open to males in the 9th grade and up. The deadline for entry is May 22nd.

Here are the details of the tournament:

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2014 International Barbecue Festival – Map Included

Friday and Saturday is Owensboro's famous International Barbecue Festival.

And, this year is even better. The  Riverfront is finished. Smothers Park and the new Owensboro Convention Center and Hampton Inn will be showcased to the max.

Great barbecue aromas and thick, blinding smoke will waft through downtown. And, we will be there. WBKR will be broadcasting from the event on both days. As I look back, my favorite year was 2009. I was joined on the air by Kizzy and on the streets by lovely Mrs. Moon.

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Daviess County Fiscal Court/Facebook
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Daviess County Courthouse to Close for Bar-B-Q Festival

The International Bar-B-Q Festival is Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th in downtown Owensboro.  And, if you have official business at the Daviess County Courthouse, you may have to reschedule.  There are plans to close the building early Friday.

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